Software

Apple WWDC Keynote Highlights

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) always generates a lot of excitement and a lot of headlines.  This year, we’ve read all of the coverage so you don’t have to. Here are the key highlights: Existing MacBook Air and Pro lines received an overall bump in specs, including faster processors.  Some prices dropped slightly. A new model of MacBook Pro ...

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Evaluating Cloud-Computing Providers

Moving your practice into “the cloud,” whether that involves a single application or all of your firm’s data, is not for everybody. But if you’re one of the many practitioners who have decided that there’s a compelling business case for employing cloud computing, it’s important that you do the appropriate research—and ask the relevant questions—to make sure you’re using a ...

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Introduction to Remember the Milk

Fully-featured practice management tools are a great way of getting your entire firm organized and on the same page, but sometimes you need something simpler: a way to manage your to-do list. Remember the Milk is designed to do just that, helping you to “never forget the milk (or anything else) again.” This short tutorial runs you through the basic ...

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Efficiency Through Document Assembly

Document assembly tools have been around for years and could likely be put to good use in a variety of practice areas and sizes. Yet the adoption rate remains fairly low: according to the 2012 ABA Legal Technology Survey Report (Volume II), just 37% of respondents reported personally using document assembly software. Some of the hesitation can be attributed to ...

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Adobe Acrobat X Pro: Redaction Tutorial

In the past, redaction could be a tedious (and expensive) nightmare.  Lengthy copies of documents would have to be printer, carefully examined word-for-word, and redacted manually with a thick black marker.  With Adobe Acrobat X Pro, you can quickly redact documents using a variety of built-in tools.  In this tutorial, we address: Using search-and-redact to easily locate sensitive information throughout ...

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Adobe Acrobat X Pro: PDF Editing Tutorial

In this second video in our series of Adobe Acrobat X Pro tutorials, we address an all-too-common problem: you need to make a few minor changes to a PDF, but the original document isn’t available. So how do you make changes directly to the PDF?  We demonstrate how to: Add text directly while preserving word wrapping. Add text as an ...

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Adobe Acrobat X Pro: PDF Basics Tutorial

Acrobat Pro is an essential tool for many lawyers, used for everything from basic document viewing to redaction to client in-take forms.  In this first video in our series of Acrobat X Pro tutorials, we demonstrate how to convert documents to PDF, apply OCR (Optical Character Recognition), and make basic changes by adding, removing, and rearranging pages within a PDF.

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Clipboard: Pinterest for Productivity?

There’s a new web clipping and organization tool on the block: Clipboard.  According to the announcement on Clipboard’s blog, the service allows its users “to easily save parts of the web in order to accomplish meaningful goals.” The service might best be described as a cross between the popular social sharing site Pinterest and cloud-based notetaking/archiving tool Evernote.  Users create “boards” ...

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